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Unilever’s gone wrong packaging

Auteur: Freek van Til, Projectleader Plastic Engagement, VBDO - 15/05/2024

Unilever has long stood as a giant in the consumer goods industry. However, I strongly question whether this giant is taking the right steps. To my astonishment, last week in the FD, I read about their weakened goals regarding plastic […]

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AGM engagement seminar 2024

27/06/2024

During the seminar, we will bring you up to date on the key results of our visit to almost 40 shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) of the Netherlands’ largest companies. We will give you keen insight into recent developments and best practices, […]

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VBDO AGM sustainability themes

VBDO’s AGM engagement themes 2024

03/04/2024

Since 1995 we have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs). Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, to promote sustainable business operations. During the engagement process, the most material […]

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Investors worldwide call for responsible mining practices in Nickel industries

20/02/2024

29 investors with US$ 1.2 trillion in combined assets under management, have signed a statement demanding companies to enhance their environmental and social due diligence in nickel supply chains of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. They are calling for the […]

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Best practices to engage meaningfully with biodiversity

Auteur: Angélique Laskewitz, directeur VBDO & Alexander Spek, Sustainability Lead PWC - 06/02/2024

Large companies and investors need to get the huge loss of biodiversity on their radar and implement measures to help nature recover. Such is the aim of PwC and the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), which are now […]

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VBDO report highlights need for more holistic approach to biodiversity

06/02/2024

Publication: Biodiversity and Business - Challenges and good practices

A new report by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) in collaboration with PwC entitled Biodiversity and Business highlights the need for companies to take a more holistic approach to biodiversity. The report highlights the actions and strategies […]

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VBDO & Rainforest Foundation Norway investor statement on nickel mining and supply chains

11/01/2024

VBDO calls on all its members and other institutional investors to sign our investor statement on the requirements for improved social and environmental conditions for the nickel mining industry. Investors expect improved social and environmental due diligence in nickel supply […]

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Philips tops European tax transparency rankings

21/11/2023

Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2023 - A comparative study of 116 EU stock-listed companies

The Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) will present the latest, European edition of the Tax Transparency Benchmark on 21 November 2023; Philips proves most transparent about tax payments among Dutch companies, Repsol scores highest among European companies (Dutch […]

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Investors call for global, binding regulations on plastic

08/11/2023

An international coalition of nearly 30 institutional investors, led by the Dutch Association of Sustainable Investors (VBDO), sent a letter to members of the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) governments. The letter calls on the HAC to maintain an ambitious approach […]

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Plastic engagement Nikko AM VBDO

Nikko Asset Management joins long list of financials calling for plastic reduction

17/10/2023

Nikko AM is the latest to join a large, worldwide engagement group of investors, becoming a signatory to the investor statement calling out among others for the reduction of single-use plastics. In May this year, a coalition of a little […]

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Romie Goedicke on the TNFD and biodiversity

Auteur: Romie Goedicke, Co-Head Nature, UNEP FI - 12/09/2023

Romie Goedicke Co-Heads the nature thematic at the UNEP Finance Initiative. She also leads the work on nature-related risk and disclosure and manages the work on mainstreaming and capacity building. In these ways, she supports the work on the alignment […]

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NL & EU Tax Transparency Seminar 2023

21/11/2023

On November 21st, VBDO will present the NL & EU edition of the 2023 Tax Transparency Benchmark, including 116 listed companies from both the Netherlands (51) and Europe (65). The benchmark and announcement of the winners will be presented during […]

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